ACMI Identifier
307952
Title
La Strada
Alternative Title
Strada
Creator & Role
Museum of the Moving Image (BFI), distributor
Ponti-De Laurentis, production company
Dino De Laurentiis, co-producer
Carlo Ponti, co-producer
Federico Fellini, director
Place of Production
Italy
Creation Date
1954
Colour
Black and White
Sound / Audio
Sound
Duration
01:44:00
Language
Italian
Description
In this film Fellini uses the metaphor of a journey to explore what was to become one of his favourite themes - the search for meaning and purpose in life. Gelsomina (Giuletta Masina), a simple-minded peasant girl is sold to the circus strongman, Zampano (Anthony Quinn). As she accompanies him on tour through the countryside, she bercomes the victim of his constant abuse until their meeting with a circus performer (Richard Baseheart) dramatically changes their lives. This was the film that established Fellini as one of the leading lights of European Cinema.
Audience Classification
PG
Form
Foreign language films
Feature films
Feature films/Feature films - Italy
Genre
Drama
Drama/Road movies
Holdings
VHS; Access Print (Section 1)
VHS; Access Print (Section 1)
VHS; Access Print (Section 1)